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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-01-11 04:57
Subject: [links] Link salad looks back on yesterday in agape wonder
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The Lakeside Kickstarter has made its goal — Waterloo Productions has some stretch goals as well, so if you're interested in the documentary film about me, [info]the_child, and cancer, click through to see the trailer and check out the fundraiser.

The Sequence a Science Fiction Writer has made its goal, funding a needed genetic test for me — Actually, it's blown the doors off its goal, did so in the first five hours. You guys are amazing. Organizers Catherine Shaffer and Mary Robinette Kowal have provided some unique giving level bonuses, including stretch goals as the fundraiser remains open.

The video of me reading beloved classics like phone sex for the Jay Lake fundraiser — Speaking of giving level bonuses for the genetic testing fundraiser, here's the first one to be made public. Screamingly funny, but put your coffee down somewhere away from the keyboard before you watch this short video. Work- and child-safe, mostly.

Featured Author Review: Endurance by Jay LakeLitStack on my novel Endurance. Very positive, and from my perspective, spot on.

The Hobbits: Misty Mountain a capella cover by Peter Hollens — Wow. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

The Beauty of Decayed Daguerreotypes — Wow. And yes, I am one of those people fascinated by decay. (Via Lisa Costello.)

Clock made from a single atom could lead to a precise mass measurementCompton frequency of the atom is made accessible to experimental measurement. Nanoclockpunk?

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon — Because SCIENCE! Who needs reasons?

Newfound planet is best candidate yet for life

Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide — Nope, no climate change here. Just liberal propaganda and 99% of climate scientists in a secret conspiracy supported by nothing but "facts" and "data" and so-called "trends".

Love is not a victory march — unless you’re Marvin OlaskySlacktivist Fred Clark on a Right wing rewrite of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". For reals. Out. Of. Their. Minds.

Gun-toting soccer mom found shot deadCops: Pa. woman’s 3 children were home during suspected murder-suicide. I can't possibly snark on this story because it's so tragic. The moral here should be obvious, but sadly won't be.

Agnotologic capitalism — Yeah, that term would pretty much describe America's conservative base with their epistemic closure and their faith in the sideshow fraud that is supply side economics. (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

?otD: How thankful can Jay be?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (stress)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 216.2
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching critical thinking skills to the children of conservatives: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks

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User: jordan179
Date: 2013-01-11 13:52 (UTC)
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Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon — Because SCIENCE! Who needs reasons?

The reason would be to put the material in a position from which it could be used for the construction of objects in Earth and Lunar orbit. Putting it into orbit around the Moon avoids most of the issues with fears of the asteroid crashing into the Earth. Because the asteroid could be slowly nudged into that orbit, this would be practical using low-power, low-gee drives such as ion engines or electromagnetic catapults.
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User: daveraines
Date: 2013-01-11 17:26 (UTC)
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Re: author review - Oh... okay. *grump* I'm not fond of sex 'n' violence, but I guess I'd better read _Green_. Since it's about gods and all, and uses the word "theogenitor."

(And yes, the same statement can be made about the Bible!)
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User: daveraines
Date: 2013-01-11 19:59 (UTC)
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I realized this probably sounds pretty nasty. Lemme 'splain. You've written two of the most horrifying scenes I've ever read; one in Mainspring, one in Trial of Flowers. From previous reviews, it sounded like _Green_ is full of such horrors. I haven't been in a mindspace where that sounded appealing. That's the "violence" part. But this review hints that the payoff is something that would really intrigue me. So I probably should read it.
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Jay Lake: writing-Green
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-01-11 20:56 (UTC)
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Is all good. You'll probably like Endurance a bit better, as I indulge in a lot of amateur theology in that book, but it will make more sense if you've read Green first.
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